Hamilton fastest on final day
Lewis Hamilton topped the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, setting a time just 0.02s off the fastest lap of Bahrain this year set by Felipe Massa.
<font face='courier new'>[U]<font color='#ff8c00'>Bahrain PreSeason Testing</font>
<font color='#008000'>Day 4</font>
[/U]</font><font color='#0000ff'>Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m33.278s 69</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 2. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m33.987s +0.709s 108</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m34.280s +1.002s 74</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 4. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m35.577s +2.299s 74</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 5. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m35.701s +2.423s 74</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 6. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.467s +3.189s 91</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 7. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m36.835s +3.557s 61</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 8. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.303s +4.025s 86</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'> 9. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m37.468s +4.190s 77</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'>10. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.111s +4.833s 22</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'>11. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m38.391s +5.113s 106</font>
<font color='#a9a9a9'>12. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m39.302s +6.024s 32</font>
Bottas tops final morning session
Vatteri Bottas returned Williams to the top of the timesheets on the final morning of pre-season testing.
MP4-29 has potential - Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen is confident McLaren has resolved the problems that plagued the ride on last year's MP4-28 and has a car with "a lot of potential" this year.
'Not a nice situation' - Grosjean
Romain Grosjean admits Lotus goes to Melbourne with more problems than solutions after ending pre-season without completing a race simulation.
Rosberg: Williams highlights Mercedes' strength
Nico Rosberg believes Williams is a definite contenders for Melbourne, but feels confident all the Mercedes-powered teams have the edge due to the engine's superior powertrain.
Sakhir circuit to honour Schumacher
The first corner at the Sakhir circuit used for the Bahrain Grand Prix is to be named after Michael Schumacher.
Mercedes and Williams better prepared - Ferrari
Stefano Domenicali admits that Mercedes and Williams appear to be in a better position than Ferrari ahead of the start of the season in two weeks.
Hamilton sure Red Bull is quick
Lewis Hamilton has described the Red Bull as a "stunning car" and is sure it will be quick once the team overcomes its reliability issues.
Pirelli announces compound choices for early races
Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds that will be used at the first four races and given an indication of the gaps in performance between them.
Bigger problems than pace - Vettel
Sebastian Vettel hinted that the RB10's performance is not currently Red Bull's biggest concern after a frustrating pre-season came to an end.
F1 fans won't be alienated - Domenicali
Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali insists fans should not judge the new era of F1 on the season-opening race in Australia on March 16.
Nothing boring about new F1 - Sutil
Sauber's Adrian Sutil does not believe F1 will be any less exciting in 2014 than it has been in previous years.
Haas expects team decision soon
Gene Haas believes a decision on his bid to form an F1 team for 2015 could be made in the next fortnight after a "pretty intense" meeting with the FIA.
Renault expects 'anxious' Australian Grand Prix
Renault admits Melbourne will be an "anxious weekend" after its teams failed to complete their objectives in Bahrain.
Grosjean happy to wait for Renault progress
Romain Grosjean is using the example of his debut season in 2009 to remind himself that patience is a valuable trait in Formula One.
Ecclestone admits trials are a distraction from F1
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he can no longer fully focus on Formula One due to his forthcoming bribery trial in Germany.
Red Bull two months behind - Marko
Red Bull's Helmut Marko says the first race of the season is coming two months too early for his team.
F1 'going to Azerbaijan' - Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone says Azerbaijan is likely to host a grand prix in 2015 or 2016, according to the Daily Mail.
Lotus aims for revival by round three
Lotus technical director Nick Chester insists the team can be back on a level par with the front runners by the Bahrain Grand Prix if they can put their engine woes behind them.
Qualifying format set to change
The qualifying format for the 2014 season is set to be tweaked in order to make the final session more exciting for spectators.
Pirelli to sponsor Spanish and Hungarian Grand Prix
Pirelli has confirmed it will be the title sponsor for both the Spanish and Hungarian Grand Prix in 2014.
German Grand Prix 'in trouble'
Bernie Ecclestone believes the future of the German Grand Prix is in doubt after he failed in a $50 million bid for the Nurburgring, according to a report in City AM.
Mercedes and Williams are favourites - Button
Jenson Button believes Mercedes and Williams are "the teams to beat" at next weekend's season-opener in Australia.